• Question: What happens to the space industry now we've left the EU? Can we still be a member of the ESA?

    Asked by spacefan226 to Vinita, Kirsty, Col Op, Charlie πŸš€, Andrea on 24 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 24 Jun 2016:

      Hi spacefan226,

      The European Space Agency (ESA) and European Union (EU) are both very different and if you leave one you can still be a member of the other.

      Actually Canada is a member of ESA but obviously not the EU!

      Charlie πŸš€

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 24 Jun 2016:

      Don’t worry- it will be okay πŸ™‚

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 24 Jun 2016:

      ESA is totally independent to the EU. Membership of one is unrelated to membership of the other.

      Also Eurovision is unaffected – EBU membership is also independent to EU membership πŸ™‚